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Le Yaca French Restaurant

1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867
+1 757-220-3616
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (56 reviews)
“onion soup” (101 reviews)
“souffle” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867
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Reviewed yesterday

Our meal was exceptional and the service was exceptional as well. We highly recommend LaYaca. Parking is also convenient with a pleasing atmosphere for a fine dinning evening.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dstylesjolley
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Le Yaca, is by far our very favorite restaurant in Williamsburg. The service, the atmosphere, and the food are all exceptional, every time we go.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank clayartwilliamsburg
Reviewed yesterday

The restaurant has been one that I have been meaning to visit for many years but finally on this visit, we decided to dine here. The ambiance is quite nice and intimate and you are greeted with a wood burning stove kitchen that may have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank koe60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Le Yaca is in a class by themselves in Williamsburg! While we love this restaurant as our go to special date night, we will now add it to our list of places to take special friends! Great food, atmosphere, and service - - thanks for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Harrison1502017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was just perfect - from the bread, to the wine, to the service - I asked for chicken in place of veal for the scallopini - no problem - to die for. Perfect balance of dressing and salad - wish I had MORE is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 347susanc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for my daughter's 50th birthday. What a treat. The rooms are beautiful. There are two areas to eat, with two slightly different menus. The prices are high, but fair. The food was outstanding. It's really a French restaurant. I recommend the onion soup,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Martha J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated a 60th anniversary for my in-laws with 18 in our party. Le Yaca did a wonderful job working with us to create a menu with several options including catering to the vegetarian in the family. Our server Ming was super, even serving as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Briarlee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a seriously good French Restsurant. We loved it in its old location but for various reasons hadn't tried them out here. Well. The food is excellent, the service is excellent, wine list great. The steak I had was the best I've had in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mrs. is French, so it is a given that we are going to try French restaurants wherever we travel. Le Yaca had very good reviews so we gave it a try. We were both very impressed with the flavorful dishes and excellent service. Mrs had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank We-R-Voyagers
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Food & service were exquisite! Would have been much better if ambient sound level were more subdued. Parking was a problem (dinner on a Saturday night)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank adorsey2018
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May 15, 2017|
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Response from kevinnQ6727TT | Reviewed this property |
Their website doesn't show a wine list. I suggest that you call them (757 220-3616 for Williamsburg location).
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Virginia P | Reviewed this property |
I think it is large enough, and definitely worth looking into.
Dorothy R
May 18, 2016|
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Response from 42dave2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. I have a relative who is gluten free and looking at the menu we decided it is a place they can eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867 (Formerly Le Yaca)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-220-3616
  • E-mail
Le Yaca began in a tiny, country village(Courchevel)in the French Alps in 1964.Daniele Bourderau & Gerard decided that it would be fun to open a small restaurant. When friends learned of their plans they told the hopeful restaurateurs that they were crazy to think that people would drive 8 kilometers on a winding, icy road for dinner.Daniele and Gerard hesitated for 3 months and then decided: “yaca le faire,” a contraction of the French phrase “ il n’y a qu’a le faire” which basically means “let’s do it.” They called the restaurant Le Yaca as a gag. But the name caught on with customers, who were amused by the pun and contributed to the restaurant’s lore by inventing “yaca-isms ” of their own: yaca y aller (let’s go). Daniele came to the United States & opened Le Yaca in Williamsburg.Daniel Abid bought le Yaca in 2001. Daniel worked and trained in such prestigious places as “Le Pre Catelan” and “Lenotre” in Paris; “L’Amandier” and “Roger Verge" and to top it all off “Alain Ducasse.”
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